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Bryan Byrne

The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

Initial Reaction to the Puma evoPOWER Vigor Camo

Puma evoPOWER Vigor Camo reaction

Before the official release of the evoPOWER Vigor 1, Puma introduced a customary Camo version to help tease the new boots technology. Underneath that wild exterior pattern lies the exact same boot and technology found in the at market release. In order to get ahead of the game, we secured a …

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The Nike Hypervenom 3 “Sketchbook”

Hypervenom 3 Sketchbook

What better way to get a clearer introduction to a new silo than through some pretty cool, original sketches. Well, that is what Nike has treated us to with a color filled sketchbook for the new Hypervenom 3. Designed for “finishers”, the Hypervenom 3 has a lot of technical pieces …

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Boots Showcased by Under Armour at the NSCAA Convention

New Under Armour Soccer Boot Colorways

Last weekend, while at the NSCAA convention is Los Angeles, we briefly had a chance to catch up with the folks at Under Armour. With a large booth on hand, they went above the regular display of current boot models. Up front, they proudly displayed a pair of ClutchFit 3.0 3D, a …

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What Boot is Lionel Messi Actually Wearing Right Now?

Lionel Messi's 16.1 Red Limit Boots

For some out there, wearing the same boots as the top players is a must. They are, after all, wearing the best boots available on the market. Right? Lets take a look at Lionel Messi for a second. As one of adidas’ key athletes, Messi actually has is own boot …

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Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 Released – How Power Has Evolved

Puma Vigor 1 featured

New year and a new piece of power for Puma, as they introduce the next generation evoPOWER Vigor 1 to the market. The latest boot sees PUMA’s greatest design overhaul yet in the POWER category, boasting an upgraded silhouette that keeps power and accuracy at the heart of the design. So what is …

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Nike Hypervenom 3 Released – Built For Finishers

Hypervenom3

Today, Nike introduced their latest boot in the form of Hypervenom 3. In the past, the silo has been synonymous with “deadly agility”, but this latest version is all about finishers, each component designed for scoring goals! Cut and Strike: with these critical components of goal scoring in mind, Hypervenom …

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Up Close – MESSI16+ Pureagility “Red Limit”

Red Limit Pureagility featured

If you’ve been watching Lionel Messi taking sick free kicks of late, you will have noticed the extremely crisp Red/White boots he has on his feet. In a slightly unusual move, Messi has been wearing a modified pair of 16.1 and not the ones branded as his “signature boots”. His signature boots would …

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adidas Copa17.1 FG – Complete Boot Review

adidas Copa17.1 feature review

When it comes to heritage style boots, adidas has continually produced the best of the best options for players. Take for example the Copa Mundial, what is the absolute gold standard in boots. Then there was the adiPURE series, followed by the slightly more minimalist Gloro. And now we welcome …

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Limited Edition CR7 Mercurial Superfly Vitórias Arrive Today

CR7 Superfly Vitorias Featured

With on 777 pairs released worldwide, there is going to be a mad scramble to secure a pair of limited edition CR7 Mercurial Superfly Vitórias today. Tuesday, January 10th is the day when the boot designed to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s 4th Ballon d’Or win will be released. The big question then …

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Are Puma Focusing On Improving Speed Boot Durability?

As most of you know, one of the biggest issues with Puma’s speed boot releases over the past year has been durability. Case in point the 10-game warning that came with the evoSPEED 1.4 SL. As much fun as it is to wear the lightest boots on the market (3.6oz) …

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Sneak Peak – Paul Pogba’s New adidas ACE17+ Purecontrol

Earlier today, Paul Pogba offered up a very unique sneak peak (viral video) of his upcoming PP x adidas collection. Included in that was the latest installment of #Pogboom; a fresh camo style version of the adidas ACE17+ Purecontrol. Featuring a mix of Black and Gold, adidas has again created an unmistakable …

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Up Close – adidas Ace 17.1 Tango TR

A key focus for adidas right now is off-pitch fashion, and how their products transition as lifestyle options for players. Case in point the new Ace 17.1 Tango TR, a shoe that combines soccer performance with top class aesthetics in a package designed for everyday wear. So, what are the tech specs on …

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Puma Go Camo With the New evoPOWER Vigor

Giroud with evoPOWER Vigor

In typical Puma fashion, a camo design is being employed to help the brand introduce their latest boot release. The evoPOWER Vigor is set to become their newest high profile, power focused boot, with a full official reveal set for January 16th. And after Olivier Giroud’s performance today for Arsenal, Puma are …

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adidas “Checkered Black” Pack Released

adidas Checkered Black Pack

adidas has taken things to an entirely new level of class with their latest set of boot releases, the Checkered Black Pack. Each of the ACE 17+, X16 and Copa17 are treated to a primary coat of black, with the Ace and X taking on a new checkered style print. It …

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